sugar bowl

sugar bowl
a small bowl, usually having a cover, for serving granulated sugar or sugar cubes.
[1765-75, Amer.]

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▪ American football game
 postseason American collegiate gridiron football (football, gridiron) game generally played on or just after New Year's Day in New Orleans. The bowl participates, along with the Fiesta (Fiesta Bowl), Orange (Orange Bowl), and Rose (Rose Bowl) bowls, in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) (BCS), which determines college football's Division I national champion. The first Sugar Bowl was played in 1935, eight years after it had been conceived by Col. James M. Thomson, publisher of the New Orleans Item, and by Fred J. Digby, a columnist for that newspaper. Supporters of the game raised $30,000 by subscription, and Tulane University allowed its stadium to be used at no charge (Tulane defeated Temple University 20–14 in the inaugural game). The Sugar Bowl moved from Tulane Stadium to the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans in 1976. At that time the champion team of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) became the host team of the Sugar Bowl. From 1999 to 2006, under the original format of the BCS, the Sugar Bowl took a turn being the national championship game every four years. (Under the system initiated in 2007, all the BCS bowls were played annually, with a rotating national championship game added). The Sugar Bowl still has a tie-in with the SEC, whose champion generally plays there unless it is participating in the national championship game. Annual festivities leading up to the Sugar Bowl include a regatta on Lake Pontchartrain and a few unofficial Mardi Gras-style parades.

       Sugar Bowl TableA list of Sugar Bowl results is provided in the table.

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